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Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update is an absolute horror show

Despite the widespread reports of these issues, Microsoft has remained as silent as a mime about any problems with the update

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In a classic case of “upgrade or else,” Microsoft’s latest compulsory update for Windows 11, known as KB5030219, has been wreaking more havoc than a toddler in a china shop.

Users across the globe are reporting a flurry of issues faster than you can say “Blue Screen of Death.”

Ever since the update was released last week, Windows 11 users have been treated to a smorgasbord of digital nightmares, reports Windows Latest.

We’re talking about system slowdowns that would make a snail look speedy, network connection issues that make desert island isolation seem appealing, and the dreaded Blue Screen of Death crashes that are about as welcome as a skunk at a garden party.

Blue screen of death on laptop
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Some users found that their PCs failed to start entirely after the update. Other issues include a non-functional Start menu and search, disappearing tabs in File Explorer, audio glitches that would make a DJ cringe and installation failures.

And let’s not forget our gamers. Reports have highlighted performance glitches with the game Starfield that are about as fun as a power outage during a gaming marathon.

And it’s not just Starfield suffering. Other gamers have reported issues with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, including crashes and freezes that could give Elsa a run for her money.

The most baffling part? Despite the widespread reports of these issues, Microsoft has remained as silent as a mime about any problems with the update.

In fact, in the supporting information for KB5030219, Microsoft states that it is “not currently aware of any issues with this update.”

Crossing our fingers and toes here, but let’s hope Microsoft’s squad engineers are gearing up to tackle the beast that is KB5030219. Because let’s be honest, when an update sparks more drama than a reality TV show, it’s time to sit up and take notice.

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  1. Avatar for Ed C

    Ed C

    September 19, 2023 at 12:18 am

    YEP! The latest WINDOWS 11 update IS a HORROR SHOW for SURE!

    Updated yesterday and have been intermmittently loosing my TASKBAR and FILE EXPLORER EVERY SINCE; and right in midst of WORK! Tried even to delete the update. NOTHING WORKS! Its a very sad day for Windows users. If you’re experiencing this headache, I feel for you too.

    I was just about to buy a Windows PC for a friend. CHROMEBOOKS have a lot less power. But at least folk don’t have to suffer with the instabilities that come with unstable updates! SHEESH!

    • Avatar for Kevin Raposo

      Kevin Raposo

      September 21, 2023 at 12:17 pm

      Bummer, that sounds absolutely brutal. Hopefully it all works out for you, whenever that happens.

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